Instagram, famous for its iPhone app got funding from Benchmark Capital. You can apply filter, modify the look and feel and send the your snaps to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr using Instagram.
Aria Systems is a provider of on-demand billing and subscription management solutions, its cloud billing platform is designed to help companies of all sizes and industries increase revenue. It raised a handsome money in its third round of funding.
Wanderfly- the travel recommendation site got funding. It asks for your preferred destination, vacation tenure, expenditure and start point; and gives you the suggested destinations, hotels there, flight options and of course pics of those places! Hipmunk- an advanced flight search site got funded this week. Wow, more and more apps are inspiring us to go on vacation ;)
Ads and ads smelling all around in acquisition space this week! Poynt- has location-based search app for mobiles, acquires go2 media- connects mobile publishers, local audiences and advertisers by location-based ads. Verve wireless, which leads in local mobile advertising acquires Deconstruct media, a mobile ad company. Another mobile ad (video ad though) Transpera is acquired by Tremor media- online video monetization and advertising company.
Manymoon, a free social productivity app that to ease oraganizing of business and get work done online- a top player in Google Apps Marketplace, is acquired by Salesforce. Answers.com is acquired by AFCV Holdings. Match.com acquires the dating site okcupid.com.
Tynt has launched four new tools- Tynt Content, Keywords, Social and Publisher API, which will give you detailed traffic data like what and where your content is being hit and search keywords bringing users to your content (I can visualize this as an expanded form of Google Analytics). Previously it was known as the copy-paste company since they had solutions to measure user engagement by implicitly tracking user behaviors such as copy/paste of publisher's content.
Japan's social gaming company DeNA's Mobbage-town gaming platform records a huge revenue.
Snapdeal- get exciting offers daily, came much in highlight this week after earlier Groupon and Google 'Offers'! It is said to have been launched in just 8 days!